Thursday, June 23, 2016

Getting Induced

I posted on IG the other day that I was going to get induced at 39 weeks and I had quite a few comments from people (who obviously know way better than the mom carrying the baby & my doctor) telling me not to get induced. Most of the time I just ignore these comments but I decided to talk a little about my decision!

Right now my due date is July 27th, however, the last ultra sound I did put my due date at July 22nd. My doctor only wanted to change my due date (again) if it was more than a week off so we have kept it at July 27th. I would be getting induced a week earlier than this date, so really only 2 days earlier than the date the baby was measuring at (about 39 weeks & 5 days). The baby is considered full term at 37 weeks so by waiting until then the baby will be perfectly developed.

Honestly, I am not planning on getting induced though! Laikynn came at 37 weeks and Titan came at 38 weeks so I am guessing this baby will come at least a week early anyways! If he doesn't then I can make the final call then on if I want to get induced or not. I am actually pretty scared to get induced! I feel like my labor and delivery will be so much easier if I wait until the baby comes on his own so that is what I am crossing my fingers will happen! I have heard both good and bad things about getting induced so I will just keep getting information up until the day I have to make that decision. I will weigh in a lot of information including if I am dilated at all or not by then! 

The main reasoning for getting induced is so that Titan can be there when I deliver. Titan leaves to go with his dad for a few weeks for summer break so if I wait until my due date he would not be there to come to the hospital to see his brother. (I know what your thinking, why don't I just ask his dad if he could come over for a few hours to see his new brother once he is born.... ha, oh if you only knew who I was dealing with.) Titan has been so excited to finally have a brother that I don't want him to miss out on such a special day! So I want to do everything I can to make sure he is there!

Also, My babies are big! Devan was born at over 10lbs & I was born at over 9lbs! With laikynn being over 7lbs at 37 weeks, I know this baby will be a big one if I go to 40 weeks! Ouch!

So there you have it concerned mamas. But a little advice for in the future, I will almost guarantee that any mom you are giving your lovely advice to has already thought about it and is making the best decision for her and her sweet baby(ies). Let's all start supporting each other rather than trying to tear each other down! We are all just trying our best to be the best for our little ones!

Oh and if I let Titan bring his scooter with him to photo shoots I get the perfect smiles! Who knew!

Friday, June 17, 2016

10 Fun Facts

I am now a little over 34 weeks! I wish I could say that time was flying by but it's actually going SO slow! I think that it is mainly because we tried for another baby for two and a half years, so in reality I been waiting a little over three years for this baby to get here! Where with Laikynn I got pregnant so easily & Titan was a surprise that didn't really even hit me for the first few months. So little Baby Hatch is a long awaited gift that we can not wait to snuggle!!

For this post I decided to do some Fun Facts about this pregnancy. I think it will be fun to read back on this post one day and read the little details and differences in my pregnancies!

1. I was so sick in the beginning I was convinced I was having twins. (I was wrong.)
2. When I found out there was only 1 baby I was convinced it was a girl, because I have heard you get sicker with a girl. (I was wrong, again.)
3. We knew we would have the baby's middle name be Jay since before Laikynn was even born. Jay is Devan's middle name.
4. Because I didn't know the date of my last period we have been going off measurements to calculate the baby's due date. So far I have been given 4 different due dates!
5. I don't crave sweets when I am pregnant, normally I have thee biggest sweet tooth!
6. As of right now I have gained 23 pounds and currently weighing more than I ever have in my life!! (I gained 29 pounds with Laikynn but I started off at a lower weight).
7. My stomach went from a 24 inch waist to a 37 inch waist!! Crazy to think my stomach has stretch 13 inches!!!
8. No new stretch marks so far, crossing my fingers it stays that way!
9. I have extreme rib pain right now and barley get any sleep at night.
10. When we asked the kids what we should name the baby, Laikynn suggested 'Flynn Rider' (from Tangled). 
Bonus- I'm 99.9% sure I have a name picked out for the baby and have had it for several months now. Devan loves the name but wants to wait to see if the baby fits the name when he gets here.

Friday, June 3, 2016


Friday & I have a love/hate relationship. For the most part I love Friday and the weekend because it means Titan doesn't have school and Devan doesn't have to work so we all get to hang out together. However, recently Titan's dad has stepped back in the picture so every other weekend I pretty much dread. I hate walking past his empty room. I hate going out on family activities and not having him with us. And I hate not having him around! I just miss him WAY too much!!

But I do LOVE when it's our weekend with him and we get to plan fun family dates together!! & this weekend he is with us! So we will focus on the good in that and soak up our time with this sweet little man of mine!!

Is it bad that I went to McDonalds and ordered these fries hoping they were still in the red & yellow container? I haven't bought a fry at McDonalds in forever so I wasn't sure if they had changed them! HA!